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A treasured landscape at every turn

These mountains are a living gift to anyone fortunate enough to call them home. They bestow their riches every day, season after season. Whether it's the morning song of Whippoorwills in the spring. The broad tapestry of wildflowers in the summer. The multi-colored brilliance of fall leaves. Or the soft, snow-blanketed hillsides each winter. This is the land so many of us have fallen in love with. The place in which we feel most vibrant, most alive. With room to breathe. And stretch our minds as far as the eye can see.

Preserving much more than the land

At The Preserve Communities, we feel an obligation to protect this cherished landscape: the majestic mountains, the naturally flowing streams, the old-growth forests, and the mighty French Broad River, ever-flowing in the distance. We are the caretakers of this land. The guardians. Our goal is to thoughtfully nurture the area's ongoing natural beauty-not only for our sake, but for the sake of our children. After all, we are preserving a part of ourselves, as well as the land.

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Marshall, NC 28753

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Summer is festival season in Asheville:
It's the perfect time to tour French Broad Crossing

July 1, 2015

The beauty of French Broad Crossing is that it offers families a pristine natural living experience that is worlds away from the stress of everyday life, yet it's just a short drive from the sights, sounds, and attractions of Asheville, NC. It's already shaping up to be a memorable summer with a number of fun, high-energy celebrations and events on tap. Here are a few highlights below:

July 4: Ingles Independence Day Celebration, Downtown Asheville

July 9-12: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC

August 1-2: LEAF, Downtown Asheville

August 12-15: Asheville Comedy Festival

August 20-22: Asheville Wine & Food Festival

September 4-7: NC Apple Festival, Hendersonville, NC

There's a reason Asheville is the
#1 place to retire in America

The friendly, dynamic mountain town of Asheville, NC was recently selected as the best place in America to retire. Truth is, this is just one of many "best of" accolades that the Asheville region has garnered over the years. As a homeowner at French Broad Crossing, guests truly have the best of both worlds: a one-of-a-kind community situated along the French Broad River, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, that's just moments away from the world-class cultural mix of entertainment, dining, and shopping that Asheville offers.

Come for your Personal Discovery Tour

Anytime is a great time to visit Asheville. The summer is no exception. The higher elevation is a welcomed relief from the hot, stagnant temperatures in the city, beckoning visitors of every age and interest. And French Broad Crossing gives you easy access not only to Asheville, but a privileged mountain living experience on the banks of America's third oldest river. If you would like to experience Asheville and learn more about the dynamic opportunities at French Broad Crossing, please contact Debbie Fletcher today at debbie@frenchbroadcrossing.com or 828.284.2400.

French Broad Crossing Selected as
Southern Living Inspired Community

October 2, 2014


Western N.C. mountain river enclave combines natural scenic beauty with Southern charm.

French Broad Crossing, a 750-acre conservation community located on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC has been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community.

Southern Living Inspired Communities are hand-picked premier developments that are held to the highest standards and offer consumers an environment of home, garden and style that reflects and embraces the Southern Living lifestyle. Chosen communities embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.

Dillard-Jones Builders, two-time winner of the Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year Award, will be designing and building the 2015 Southern Living Inspired Home. Builders are chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace and focus on the discriminating customer who is looking to build a custom home. Dillard-Jones Builders offers design, build and interior design services under one team guided by the same goals. Groundbreaking is scheduled for November 2014, with home completion and ribbon cutting planned for September 2015.

"French Broad Crossing is a one-of-a-kind community, where sustainability and stewardship of the land are our founding principles," says Jack Fisher, owner and developer of French Broad Crossing. "Families now and for generations to come will enjoy incomparable Blue Ridge vistas throughout the changing seasons and the sense of community that such beauty inspires. We are proud to have been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community."

Named for the untamed river, French Broad Crossing offers beautiful large private mountain and riverfront homesites with breathtaking views. Completed amenities include a private river park along the banks of the French Broad river with grilling/picnicking facilities, open and covered gathering and grilling spaces at the highest point of the development and the River Lodge, which features a gourmet kitchen, large outdoor fireplace and open gathering area, game room and expansive patio with a dramatic river view. Adjacent to the lodge is a fully equipped fitness center, pool and hot tub.

"There is a uniqueness to the region that is well worth preserving," explains Kristen Bryan, Associate Marketing Director, Southern Living. "Southern Living Inspired Communities shows our pride of place, we feel French Broad Crossing emphasizes all the positive aspects of life in the South and are proud to have them join this elite group of communities."

The Southern Living Inspired Home is the first effort in a broader partnership between Southern Living and French Broad Crossing. The community plans other Southern Living inspired events such as celebrity chef dinners, holiday festivals and charitable activities.

To learn more about French Broad Crossing, visit www.frenchbroadcrossing.com or call 828.284.2400.

About French Broad Crossing

French Broad Crossing is presented by The Preserve Communities, an award-winning Asheville, N.C., real estate development firm that focuses on North Carolina mountain communities comprised of magnificent mountain homesites and grand amenities. Each of the company's developments is located in a natural setting within the North Carolina mountains, conserved and protected from future development.

About Southern Living

Southern Living was recognized by editors of Adweek as -The Best Home Magazine of 2013. The brand also received the Readers' Choice award in the same category, as voted by the general public. Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden and travel. Reaching more than 16 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region's rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the U.S.